Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Description of Pakistani banknotes

Description of Pakistani banknotes

Pakistani Banknotes are of value 5, 10, 100, 500, 1000 and 5000 rupees. The banknotes vary in size and color, with larger denominations being longer than smaller ones. All contain multiple colours. However, each denomination does have one colour which predominates. All banknotes feature a watermark for security purposes. On the larger denomination notes, the watermark is a picture of Jinnah, while on smaller notes, it is a crescent and star. Different types of security threads are also present in each banknote.

All banknotes feature a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah on the obverse along with writing in Urdu. The reverses of the banknotes vary in design and have English text.

Detail of designs on banknotes mention below:

Obverse design:
All banknotes are mark with the portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Reverse design:

5 rupee note:
Dimensions: 115 x 65 mm
Main Colour: Greenish Grey
Description: Gwadar port (Mega project Balochistan–Pakistan)
Gwadar port

Detail information
Gwadar Port is a developing warm-water, deep-sea port situated at Gwadar in Balochistan province of Pakistan at the apex of the Arabian Sea and at the entrance of the Persian Gulf, about 460 km west of Karachi and approximately 75 km (47 mi) east of Pakistan's border with Iran.

10 rupee note:

Dimensions: 115 × 65 mm
Main Colour: : Green
Description: Bab ul Khyber entrance to the Khyber Pass, Khyber Agency, FATA

Bab ul Khyber

Detail information
The Khyber Pass at altitude 1,070 m or 3,510 ft is a mountain pass linking Pakistan and Afghanistan.The Pass has been an important trade route between Central Asia and South Asia and a strategic military location. The summit of the Khyber Pass is 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) inside Pakistan at Landi Kotal and it cuts through the northeastern part of the Safed Koh mountains which themselves are a far southeastern extension of the Hindu Kush range.

20 rupee note:
Dimensions: 123 × 65 mm
Main Colour: Orange Green
Description: Mohenjo-daro in Larkana District


Detail information
Moenjodaro’s Archaeological Ruins are located in the District Larkana, province of Sindh (Pakistan). Moen-Jo- Daro is located in on the right bank of the Indus River at a distance of about 27 km from Larkana, 107 km from Sukkur and 400 Km from Karachi. This archeological site is 5000 years old. The Indus Valley Civilization was one of the world's first great urban civilizations

50 rupee note:
Dimensions: 131 x 65 m.m
Main Colour: Purple
Description: K2, 2nd highest mountain of the world in Pakistan

K-2(2nd highest moutain of the world)

Detail information
K2 is the second-highest mountain of the world. It is at the elevation of 8,611 metres (28,251 ft). K2 is part of the Karakoram Range, and is located in Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan.


100 rupee note:
Dimensions: 139 × 65 mm
Main Colour: Red
Description: Quaid-e-Azam Residency in Ziarat

Quaid-e-Azam Residency ( Ziarat)

Detail information
Quaid-e-Azam Residency is located in Ziarat, Balochistan, Pakistan. Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah spent the last days of his life in this Residency. It is the most famous landmark of City. The residency was constructed in 1892. The whole building is actually a wooden structure beautifully designed and has great architectural importance. It was originally meant to be a sanatorium, and it was converted into the summer residence of the Agent of the Governor General. It has now been declared a national monument

500 rupee note:
Dimensions: 147 × 65 mm
Main Colour: Rich Deep Green

Description: Badshahi Masjid in Lahore

Badshai Mosque (Lahore)

Detail information
The Badshahi Mosque is located in Lahore, is the second largest mosque in Pakistan and South Asia and the fifth largest mosque in the world. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in in 1673. Epitomizing the beauty, passion and grandeur of the Mughal era, it is Lahore's most famous landmark

1000 rupee note:
Dimensions: 155 × 65 mm

Main Colour: Dark blue
Description: Islamia College in Peshawar

Islamia College Peshawar

Detail information
Islamia College is an educational institution located in the city of Peshawar in the Khyber-Pukhtoonkhwa province of Pakistan. It was founded in October 1913 by Nawab Sir Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum and Sir George Roos-Keppel. The college educates its students in arts, humanities and modern sciences. It was a constituent college of the University of Peshawar but in the year 2008 it was given the status of University

5000 rupee note:
Dimensions: 163 × 65 mm

Main Colour: Mustard
Description: Faisal Mosque in Islamabad

Faisal Mosque (Islamabad)

Detail information

Faisal Mosque is conceived as the National Mosque of Pakistan. The Faisal Mosque is located in the capital of Pakistan, Islamabad. The Faisal Mosque is the largest mosque in Pakistan and South Asia and one of the largest mosques in the world. Faisal Mosque is fourth largest mosque of the world.It has a covered area of 5,000 m2 (54,000 sq ft. Each of the Mosque's four minarets are 80 m (260 ft) high and measure 10 x 10 m in circumference. The minarets are the tallest minarets in South Asia.

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